Wednesday, May 05, 2010

SCDP Unity Breakfast this Saturday at 10 AM

I am thinking about going, will have calmed by then, I HOPE.

                   P.O. Box 40864               Memphis, TN 38174-0864                   (901) 283-5017                                          Van Turner, Jr., Chair



Date:   May 5, 2010               Time:  1:00 a.m.

            I want to first congratulate all of the candidates who participated in the Democratic Primary yesterday.  Whether these candidates won or lost, they all waged rigorous campaigns which were clean and did not tear down their fellow Democrats.  Now, we as Democrats must come together for the General Election on August 5, 2010.  We must put aside our differences, our petty preferences, and what we thought was disrespectful in the past to unite as one.  In order to be victorious on August 5, 2010, we must all work together.

            Accordingly, we have organized a Unity Rally and Prayer Breakfast this Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38126.  We will use this event to officially kick-off our coordinated campaign.  We are calling for ALL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES in the primaries, whether they won or lost to attend this event.  It is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  We will be calling on all Democratic elected officials at the federal, state, county, and municipal level to attend to show their support for our Democratic slate of candidates.  We are also calling upon each and every one of our Democratic elected officials at the federal, state, county and municipal level to endorse and support our Democratic slate of candidates.  Furthermore, we appeal to our friends and allies within the religious community to support our Democratic slate of candidates as well. 

            I am proud to be assisting with our capable slate of candidates for 2010, which include:

Shelby County Mayor                          Joe Ford
Shelby County Sheriff                         Randy Wade
Shelby County Trustee                        Regina Morrison Newman
Shelby County Clerk                           Corey Maclin
Shelby County Register                       Coleman Thompson
Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk    Shep Wilbun
Shelby County Probate Court Clerk     Sondra Becton
Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk   Minerva Johnican
Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk      Ricky Dixon
Shelby County Commissioner             Steve Mulroy
Shelby County Commissioner             Walter Bailey
Shelby County Commissioner             Justin Ford
Shelby County Commissioner             James Harvey
Shelby County Commissioner             Melvin Burgess
Shelby County Commissioner             Sidney Chism
Shelby County Commissioner             Henri Brooks.               

Finally, I am asking the Memphis Democratic ClubGermantown Democratic ClubShelby County Democratic Club and the Democratic Coalition to join with us in pushing a consolidated ballot with our Democratic Slate of candidates.  If we stay unified and focused, I know that we will in 2010!!!


Anonymous said...

Breakfast meetings so suck. How conventional, inside the box can you get?

And must I believe in prayer to a god to be accepted at such a meeting? I'd rather hang with people too intelligent to believe in that crap.

callmeishmael said...

For someone who does not "believe" in the One who is, but has an awreness of "her" presence (Isaiah 66:13), it is not, as Mr. or Ms. Wintermute intones, I will express formly that it is not "crap" to do so. I further suppose according to Mr. or Ms. Wintermute that Martin Luther was "ignorant." I also suppose that Paul Tillich, Reinhold Niebuhr, Rosemary Radford Reuther, Franklin Roosevelt, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther, King, Jr. Thomas Jefferson (a Deist, but still recognized something beyond what we would call the secular), Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Aquinas, William Shakespeare, William Blake (crazy and weird, but very much a person of faith: it informed his romanticism and weirdness), Harry Truman, Nancy Pelosi, President Obama, Brother Bill--God bless him--Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat, among many others are all "ignorant" for expressing an awareness of what they would each agree upon as faith. Mr. or Ms. Wintermute surely would agree that the most rabid of "athiests" who professes belief in nothing, is, logically after all, expressing an awareness of something.
As far as I know--and I'd show up if I were actively politically, a Democrat and thought that these political invitations were anything more than self-serving, cliche festivals even if I did believe that God took a side in American political debates--one need not be a person of faith in order to show up. I don't even think you need to bow your head, shake your finger or shout from the rooftops in the tongues of men and of angels either; you simply need to profess a belief that Democrats are superior to Republicans and Libertarians in your political assessments.